FRANK "BUD" A. SHIPMAN, JR.
March 14, 1926 ~ October 27, 2016
Frank "Bud" Shipman, Jr., 90, of Vancouver, WA, passed away October 27, 2016. He was born March 14, 1926 in Kansas City, MO to Frank and Josephine Shipman, Sr.
Frank joined the Navy at 17 to help fight in the Pacific in WWII. He served on the LST 716, transporting Marines to many invasions on the islands in the Pacific. He was very proud to be a veteran.
Frank worked for Cadet Heaters and then Alcoa Aluminum, from which he retired in 1988. In retirement, Frank enjoyed using a scroll saw to make craft items out of wood. He was also quite the inventor, always trying to invent something to make the job easier or better.
Frank enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He was always building something, large or small, he had to keep busy. He was an avid target shooter and belonged to Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club. Bud loved to roller-skate - he met Dee Dee at Holcomb's rink.
He was involved in youth activities including Boy Scouts, girls softball, Little League and NRA Jr. target shooting.
Frank is survived by his wife, Florence "Dee Dee", of 65 years; son, Curtis; daughter, Becky; grandchildren, Royce and Rachel and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, older sister, and grandson, Tyler Shipman.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 East 12th St., Vancouver, WA 98660, with a reception following in the hospitality room. Frank will be interned at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to Southwest Hospice.
Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits